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Index of Advertisers A Bead Or Two . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27

Manzanita Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . .S23

Alma Store & Grill . . . . . . .S38,S41

Masa y Mas Tortilleria . . . . . . .S23

AmBank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Material Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S3

Angelwings Coordinated Care .S43

Maverick Flat Designs . . . . . . . . . .2

Art and Conversation . . . . . . . .S29

Medicine Shoppe, The . . . . . . .S43

Artesanos Art Gallery . . . . . . . .S29

Melinda’s Medical Supply . . . . .20

Azurite Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . .S28

Mimbres Region Arts Council . ..S7

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins . . .S11

Mirror Mirage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S44

Bear Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . .4

Molly Ramolla Fine Art

Belleza Salon & Tanning . . .C2, S44

& Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S28

Border Area Mental Health . . .S42

Morning Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S1

Bright Funeral Home . . . . . . . . .S15

Mountain Air Productions . . . . .S30

BroCom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S45

Mr. Ed’s Stoves & More . . . . . . .41

Carson Insurance Agency . . . . . .11

Ol’ West Gallery &

Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . .S37 Cassie Health Center

Mercantile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S28 Palace Hotel, The . . . . . . . . . . . .S3

for Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Party Zone Party Supplies . . . . .S22

Christine’s Interior Design . . . . . . .2

Poncho’s Imports . . . . . . . . . . . .S35

Connor Fine Jewelers . . . . . . . .S27

Prudential Silver City

Consignment Boutique, The . . .S14

Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Cook’s General Contracting . . . . .24

Re/Max Silver Advantage . . . . .24

Copper Quail Gallery . . . . . . . . .S28

Red Barn Family Steakhouse . .S26

Corre Caminos Transit . . . . . . . . .17

Robinson, Kevin, Architect . . . . .17

Cow Trail Art Studio . . . . . . . . .S30

Rodeway Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S46

Creations & Adornments . . . . . S29

Rose Valley RV Ranch . . . . . . . .S14

Dandelion Wish . . . . . . . . . . . .S27

Royal Scepter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S23

Desert Crafts &

Satellite Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C3

Crystal Creations . . . . . . . . . . . . .S22

Savoy Travel Center . . . . . . . . .S34

Eagle Mail Services . . . . . . . . . .41

Seedboat Gallery . . . . . . . . . . .S30

Edward Jones-James Edd Hughs .11

Sharpening Center, The . . . . .5,S16

Farm Bureau Financial

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Services - Clay McCauley . . .S31

MainStreet Project . . . . . . . . . .S2

First New Mexico Bank . . . .13, S7

Silver City Museum Store . . . . .S5

Five Star World Class Tattoo . .S22

Silver City Real Estate . . . . . . .S12

Ft. Bayard Fed. Credit Union . . .S18

Silver Rexall Drugs/

Furniture Gallery, Inc. . . . . . . . .S33

Cup of Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . .S13

G’s Tees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S23

Silver Spirit Gallery . . . . . . . . . .S28

Gila Hike & Bike . . . . . . . . . . . .S22

Silver Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S9

Gila Regional Cancer Center . . . .19

Sound of Light Studio . . . . . . . .S21

Gila Regional Medical Ctr. . . . . .21 Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery S30

Speed Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . .S17

Southwest Bone & Joint . . . . . . .20

Griffin’s Propane/Fuel Centers Plus .6

Sports and Urban World . . . . . .S27

Hester House . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27

State Farm Insurance -

Hidalgo Medical Services . . . . . .C4 Holiday Inn Express-

Chuck Johnson . . . . . . . . . . .S23 Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s . . . . .S45

Silver City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S17

Super Salve Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .S43

Horizon Home Health . . . . . . . . .21

Syzygy Tileworks . . . . . . . . . .2, S22

Horizon Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Tatiana Maria Art Gallery . . . . .S29

Imperial Flooring, Tile & Blinds . . .1

Thomas H. Laws, CPA, CVA . . .S45

Iniguez Physical Therapy

Thundercreek Quilt &

& Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . .C2

Fabric Shop . . . . . . . . . . . .6, S45

Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S44

Toy Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S22

It’s Sew Much Fun! . . . . . . . . . .S23

Tres Amigos Enterprises . . . . . S39

J & S Plumbing & Heating . . . .S10

Two Spirit Gallery . . . . . . . . . . .S21

Jalisco Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S3

Udder Delight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S40

Joe Burgess Photography . . . . .S21

United Country

Judy’s Nails & Stuff . . . . . . . .S3,S8

Mimbres Realty . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Julian Studio, The . . . . . . . . . . .S29

UPS Store, The . . . . . . . . . . . . .S45

JW Art Gallery . . . . . . . . .S21, S30

Victoria Chick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S30

Kris’s & Krafters’ Kreations . . . .S27

Victoria J. West . . . . . . . . . . . .S20

Leyba & Ingalls Arts Supplies & Gallery . . . . . . . .S29

WNM Communications . . . . . . . .24 Western Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S48

Life Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . .S11, S32

Whitewater Motel . . . . . . . . . .S39

Lois Duffy Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S28

Windows, Etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S45

Lopez, Dietzel & Perkins, P.C. 13 ,S4

XYZ Ranch Estates . . . . . . . . .24,S6

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Yada Yada Yarn . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27

Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . .39

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The Sharpening Center. Specialists serving Southwest New Mexico on small engine and equipment maintenance and repair.

14 Citizen Soldiers. The local National Guard consists of neighbors and co-workers of area residents and deploy locally and around the world. 16 Fort Bayard Medical Center. Local architect, Kevin Robinson, discusses the new state-ofthe-art state medical facility.

Bear Mountain Lodge is a unique and tranquil oasis on the edge of the Gila National Forest within easy access to hiking, cycling, horseback riding, birdwatching, and nature study adventures. • Choose from 11 beautiful guestrooms with modern amenities • Free WiFi in main lodge • Smoke-free environment

18 Rope 4 Hope. A Cliff rodeo arena is a venue for supporting the fight against breast and testicular cancer. 22 Goat Ranching. Could this animal be the future for area ranching and backpacking?? 26 Modern Cowboys & Cowgirls. Today’s ranchers have Blackberrys and 4-wheelers, but still depend on a good horse and sound practices. 27 Jericho. Old country style gospel band pleases audiences as it brings back old favorites. 28 David Ogalvie. Excellent stewardship and finely-tuned practices keep this ranch family in business. 32 The Biebelle Ranch. A fifth generation is calling this Mimbres Valley ranch home.

• Cell phone coverage • Art throughout the facility • Homemade, plated, complimentary breakfast • 3.7 miles of marked trails that connect to the Gila National Forest

36 John Escobedo and Jake Lowery. It’s about making saddles and winning rodeos. 38 Mike Moutoux. A guitar-strumming poet shares the heart of the cowboy. 40 Tammie Baker. She’s been shoeing horses in this man’s profession for 27 years.

Departments 2

Advertisers Index.


Faces in Business.


Out & About. Snapshots of recent local events

10 Financial. James Edd Hughs shares Key Steps to Creating your Financial Strategy from Edward Jones. 12 Legal Issues. Attorney Daniel Dietzel discusses Jury Duty. 25 Winter Birding. The small Inca Dove is a frequent area visitor. 42 Happy Endings. Ranch dogs and adopted pets. 44 Recycle. Making jewelry from magazines . 45 Business Directory.

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P.O. Box 1163 • Silver City, NM 88062 4 – SILVER CITYLIFE

Our Cover David Ogilvie, trailing the last of the herd to the shipping pens Cover Photo by Jeff Lehmer.

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Area Attractions Historic Downtown Area Events Historic Pinos Altos Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway Geronimo Monument Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat’l. Monument Ft. Bayard Galleries Area Map Shopping City of Rocks State Park Area Birding Cliff & Gila Glenwood & Alma Area Health & Wellness Salons & Spas At Your Service Quick Facts Index of Advertisers Lordsburg

Contributors Brett Ferneau and his wife LeAnne Knudsen relocated to the Silver City area seven years ago from Santa Fe. They live near Santa Rita, where Brett is a member of the volunteer fire department. The couple has two mammoth saddle donkeys, Frosty and Aspen. Sarah Gibson A Boston native, and avid Red Sox fan, Sarah Gibson is new to Silver City. She is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BA in English and Journalism. She is currently teaching English at Cobre High School in Bayard, NM. Eugene Lewis began serious birding in eastern Kansas in the 1950s, eventually roaming the entire state in his pursuit of the avian species. Upon retirement in 1991 he moved to Silver City, where he has continued his lifelong quest. Dutch Salmon is a former correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal and the author of seven books, including Gila Rising and the recently published Country Sports. He lives near the Gila Wilderness with his wife Cherie and son Bud. Judy Wuthrich is a locally well-known cosmetologist and annual culinary contributor to the Chocolate Fantasia. Other interests include writing, photography, polymer clay projects and supporting the ethical treatment of animals. She lives in Silver City with her dog Spot. Pat Young lives with her husband Jeff in the mountains above the Mimbres Valley where they hand-built their log home. The retired journalist has written for numerous publications. Dr. Dale A. Zimmerman is an ornithologist, botanist, naturalist and Professor Emeritus of Biology at WNMU, where he taught for 31 years. He is also a recognized bird illustrator, nature photographer & author with field experience on every continent.

Remember how your chainsaw cut when it was new? Lets face it, it’s not a perfect world and the wood you will be cutting typically is not clean, has been lying near or on the ground and can be embedded with dirt and grit. Prudent chainsaw operators carry an extra chain to switch out with a chain that is becoming too dull for easy cutting. Manufacturers designed chainsaw chains for easy maintenance. Dull chains can be properly maintained by one of the experts at The Sharpening Center. A chain that no longer pulls itself down through a cut without you pushing on the saw to make it cut is a dull chain. Dull chains will frustrate you, fatigue you and sometimes impair your judgement. Ana and Michael Carrillo will tell you that an improperly maintained chainsaw will cause wear and tear to the powerhead, sprocket and guide bar of your saw. So if your chainsaw is producing wood dust instead of chips, stop wasting your time, damaging your saw and putting yourself at risk. Sharpening chainsaw chains is all in a day’s work at The Sharpening Center.

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CYBER PROS Chellee, Chelsea, Theodore, Ben, Jaime 1818 N. Silver St. 575-388-2778 M-F 10:30-6:00

Electronic repairs and computer training – this is the place! Ben Beltron has over 12 years experience repairing PCs and Macs, Video Game Consoles, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, stereos – you name it. Chellee Saiz has been teaching computer skills since 1996 and is now offering personalized training on customers’ own computers, as well as group classes on common topics such as computer literacy and terminology, Intermediate Windows and Microsoft Office applications. Other classes will be added in the near future. Cyber Pros supports Morning Show, CATS and other non-profit groups.

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Propane • Gasoline • Diesel • Oil

KEVIN ROBINSON AIA, LEED AP Architecture|Workshop

Whether your building needs are for institutional, residential or commercial design or for comprehensive project management, Architecture|Workshop fills the bill. A Silver City native, proprietor and architect Kevin Robinson returned here from Seattle with his wife Abbie in 2008. “We’re glad to be back,” says Kevin, adding that he and Abbie wanted to raise their family away from the big city. As for Architecture|Workshop he says simply, “I am excited to be able to provide professional services to Grant County.” For two years he has served as project manager during construction of the new Fort Bayard Medical Center. The Robinsons’ first child, Oskar, was born here in 2009.

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SUSAN SUMRALL Farm Bureau Financial Services 4505 Hwy. 180 East, Silver City 575-538-5864

Silver City native Susan Sumrall comes from a long line of Grant County business people. Her great-grandfather had a pawnshop here; her grandfather, a lumber yard and her parents, Jeff and Lora Nell Glenn, operated a heavy construction business. Susan took charge at Farm Bureau Financial Services on Hwy 180 East at the first of the year. “People who become our clients become family,” Susan says. “We try to stay on top of things, know what’s going on and help when we can.” Susan’s full service agency supports the 4H, various sports teams and fire departments and the Grant County drug program.

SILVER CITYLIFE Terri Menges President & Managing Director Joseph Burgess Vice President & Photo Journalist Arlyn Cooley Staff Accountant Joseph Burgess Daniel Dietzel Brett Ferneau Sarah Gibson James Edd Hughs Eugene Lewis M. H. “Dutch” Salmon Judy Wuthrich Pat Young Contributing Writers Joseph Burgess Photography except where credited Arlyn Cooley Alaina Dunivan Quinn Green, Windmill Ranch Photography Cheryl Kienast LeAnne Knudsen Jeff Lehmer Bob Pelham M. H. “Dutch” Salmon Debra Sutton Judy Wuthrich Dale & Marian Zimmerman Contributing Photographers The Biebelle Family John Escobedo Mike Moutox Courtesy Photographs Terri Menges Debra Sutton Designers LeAnne Knudsen Advertising Sales

Special Thanks to: Denice Baird Tammie Baker Ben Beltron Joyce Biebelle & family Daniel Dietzel SGT Suzanna Dominguez John Escobedo 1SG Charles A. Garcia Laura Howell James Edd Hughs Caitlin Kelleher Jeff Lehmer

Cheryl Leidich Jake Lowery Billy Mack Grant Moser Mike Moutoux Frank Milan David & Tammy Ogalvie Stevan S. Padilla Kevin Robinson Chellee Saiz Arlene Schadel Susan Sumrall

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out & about St. Vincent de Paul Old West Fiesta 2010. Photos by Arlyn Cooley

Nancy, Sudie & Carl at Mainstreet 25th Anniversary

Kate Brown Tile class. Photos by Judy Wuthrich

Hamilton Construction donated cranes for Hanging of the Arch. Nick Siebel (top) and John Crow and Teri Matelson (above left) look on. Metal work was by Stuart Egnal (above right). Photos by Judy Wuthrich.

Daniel Eady, Bicycle Rickshaw

Halloween 2010 included blocking off Bullard Street for Rock Around the Silco, including cars from Copper Country Cruizers and a performance by Silver Stompers. Photos by Joe Burgess. 8 – SILVER CITYLIFE

Councilman Jamie Tompson, Tall Yellow Cowboy

Silver City Stringbeans, Skippy Sanders, Doug, Greta Hunstiger, Martha Egnal, Ian Chapman playing at the Buckhorn.Photo by Judy Wuthrich.

Weekend at the Galleries Brewhaha at Seedboat Gallery. Photos by LeAnne Knudsen

Blossom, Ginny Wolf and Andy Winsor, Gloria Beltran, Elizabeth Foster, Ginny Wolf, Manzanita Ridge and Seedboat Gallery displays at Day of the Dead Celebration. Photos by Ginny Wolf and Kim Godfrey The Gila Rangers at the Hurley Centennial Celebration. Photo by LeAnne Knudsen

A year’s worth of work culminates at the annual Cliff/Gila Grant County Fair held in Cliff. Everybody vies for ribbons for everything from calf showing to canning and goat tying. 2010 photos by Joe Burgess / 1965 black & whites by Glenn Burgess



Key Steps to Creating

Your Financial


It's important to have a road map to help reach your goals. Although there are many routes available, the key is having a set of guideposts to help you stay on track. These guideposts include:

Where am I today? Before you can set realistic goals, you need to determine your current financial situation. When you share the information listed below, in confidence with your financial advisor, it will help him or her gain a better understanding of your current financial situation. • Individual salary and that of a spouse, if applicable • Company retirement-plan savings — 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) • Investments held at banks or other firms • Cash savings • Mortgage, if applicable • Other loans — car, higher education, home equity • Monthly bills • Last year’s tax return • Employer-plan statements • Brokerage statements 10 – SILVER CITYLIFE

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Where would I like to be? After determining where you are today, work with your financial advisor to set specific goals that can be related to: • Having appropriate insurance coverage • Saving for retirement • Living a comfortable retirement • Funding your child’s education • Helping support other family members • Funding a vacation or second home

Unfamiliar with the Edward Jones way of doing business? Take an hour or so to learn how we work with millions of individual investors to create and implement investment strategies designed to achieve long-term financial goals. We customize our recommendations based on our clients’ current situations, objectives and risk tolerance. Call today to schedule a no cost, no obligation portfolio review. Member SIPC

Can I Get There? Based on your current situation, future income requirements and risk tolerance, your financial advisor can help you create and implement a strategy. He or she also can help you decide how much to save monthly or annually to work toward your goals.1

How Do I Get There? Investment philosophy centers on buying diversified,2 quality investments and holding them for the long term. Your financial advisor can introduce you to a variety of asset allocation models. Then you can select the right mix of investments in each category.

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How Can I Stay on Track? Meet with your financial advisor at least annually to help ensure your strategy stays on track. If any of your goals or circumstances have changed, you can make any appropriate updates to your portfolio. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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As a lawyer, I am asked from time to time how best to avoid jury duty. Interestingly enough, I hear just as often from people who wish to serve on a jury. I do not want to start a debate over the merits of jury duty, but I can say a little about how it works. By the way, I don’t know a sure-fire way to avoid jury duty-I have dealt with the jury questionnaires and trial notices myself. The only thing that has saved me is the fact that I have had to be in another court when scheduled to appear for jury duty. In the New Mexico state court system potential jurors are kept on the hook for up to six months and may have to appear in court multiple times for orientation and questioning. It is almost a blessing to be chosen to sit on a trial, because that is the best way to be excused for the remainder of the process. Grant County has a limited jury pool, so many people are familiar with the last minute ritual of calling into the court clerk’s office the night before trial and being told whether to appear at the courthouse the next morning or not. What is the rationale behind this, you ask. Doesn’t the court realize that people have to make arrangements in order to miss a day of work, and isn’t the night before a little late to do that?


Of course it is, however lawyers and clients are usually embroiled in last minute negotiations and preparation that often render a trial impossible or unnecessary. For example, suppose that critical witness can’t be found, or refuses to testify. Or, the nerves of a client finally crack, and they decide that settling a case is better than rolling the dice at trial. Judges, I am sure, are annoyed when deadlines they set for parties to settle cases before trial pass and a last-minute deal is announced to them. However, these deals do save jurors and court staff time, so they are often tolerated. When a trial does “go”, the morning of trial brings a large jury panel to the courthouse to be interviewed by the attorneys in a process called voire dire. This is a loosely regulated question and answer session which, at its finest, it is an art form wherein an attorney identifies their favorite jurors without tipping off the other side and subtly interrogates their least desirable jurors who then reveal a deep-seated bias against a client. After voire dire, the judge and attorneys meet to eliminate the most obviously biased jurors and the attorneys are allowed to excuse a few more for no stated reason. Then, the moment of truth comes when the potential jurors are ushered back into the courtroom and the jury is announced. In state court, those jurors always seem to come from the first two rows of seats-too bad you won’t be allowed to choose where you sit.

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very day, hundreds of vehicles drive past our National Guard Armory near Santa Clara, and few passersby give the building a second thought. We all know that it hosts the annual gun show, and the New Mexico National Guard (NMNG) also supports a quilting group, little league baseball, youth football, the pro rodeo, the Fourth of July parade and sponsors roller skating events there. From the outside, we seldom see the military aspect of the facility. Meanwhile, without fanfare, local soldiers are training, learning, improving their skills - and being deployed to war zones and trouble spots around the world. “A lot of people don’t realize that these soldiers are seasoned combat veterans living and working in the community,” acknowledges Sergeant First Class Canuto Molina, a Silver City resident who has been with the National Guard for fifteen years. Just last March, for example, a group of soldiers from Silver City’s Charlie Company returned from a year of active duty in Iraq. Currently another group of thirteen Charlie Co. soldiers, headed by First Sergeant Charles Garcia, is scheduled to deploy to Kosovo in early 2011 as part of the Las Cruces-based Maneuver Task Force 1200th Infantry Battalion (FWD) commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Fry.

In all, about 450 New Mexico National Guardsman will participate in the peacekeeping mission. Like the Iraq mission, the assignment will last a year. 1SGT Garcia, a 33 year veteran, has studied the proud history of the New Mexico National Guard from its beginnings. He credits commanding officer Major General Kenny C. Montoya for much of the NMNG’s present-day level of readiness. “Major General Montoya has done a phenomenal job of changing the outlook of the [New Mexico National] Guard,” he says. Current Charlie Company enlistees include two police officers, a forest ranger, a Border Patrol agent and several miners. Many of the soldiers have young families. Any of them could be your friend or neighbor, and in many cases they are. The men and women are supported by employers who understand the sacrifices involved. “We’re a community based organization… The community supports us very well,” 1SGT Garcia says. We extend our thanks, best wishes and homecoming welcomes to our local citizen soldiers, whether arriving, training or departing. An official press release states: “In recent years the New Mexico National Guard has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba, and there are 82 Guardsmen deployed to the Southwest Border Mission.”

opposite, front row, left to right: Soldiers deploying to Kosovo include SSG Urbano Villagran, PFC Jahan Gilmore, PFC Adrian Acosta, SPC Robert Gavaldon, SPC Jason Geren, SPC Sean Newton. back row, left to right:1SG Charles A. Garcia, CPL Rudy Vasquez, SPC Dominic Thornock, SGT Juan Contreras, SPC Juan Anchondo, SSG Kellen Marson, 1SG James McBurney. top, front row, left to right: Charlie Company includes SSG Urbano Villagran, 1SG Charles A. Garcia, SFC Canuto Molina, PFC Jahan Gilmore, PFC Adrian Acosta, SSG Efren Canas, SPC Robert Gavaldon, SPC Juan Anchondo, SPC Jason Geren, SPC Sean Newton. back row, right to left: 1SG James McBurney, SSG Kellen Marson, SPC Dominic Thornock, SPC Glen Jones, SGT Brandon Even, SGT Juan Contreras, SGT Don Licht, CPL Rudy Vasquez, PFC Antonio Sierra. above: SSG Villagran, SFC Molina, SSG Marson, 1SG Garcia.


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Finished under budget and ahead of schedule, the new Fort Bayard Medical Center complex near Santa Clara became a reality in October 2010. The first of more than 130 residents began relocating to the new long-term care facility in early November. The beautiful $48 million facility is the result of an intense collaborative effort by many individuals and organizations, including Grant County and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), which operates the institution. Designed to exacting specifications by the Albuquerque architectural firm of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, it was built by the Jaynes Corp., a New Mexico contractor. Local architect Kevin Robinson represents the county as project manager.


aynes did a really good job, and we worked well together,” says Kevin, speaking of the two-year construction process. “Problems were solved quickly, without issues. We were able to realize a total savings of over $300,000 on the project.” The interconnected buildings are designed to make good use of natural light, creating a bright, open feeling. Kevin points out the courtyards located between buildings within the complex. Featuring native landscaping, these open areas allow residents to spend time outdoors while remaining in a secure environment. “The trend in health care design is toward creating a more natural environment,” Kevin says. “We look for ways to bring the outside in.” With a chuckle, he also notes that there are gathering rooms intended for noisy activities as well as areas for quieter pursuits. The new facility also contains an expanded boutique and salon with massage services, improved dining areas, outpatient therapy services, x-ray rooms, a dental clinic, a computer lab and training rooms. Designed to be a ‘green’ project, its construction follows Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design regulations and should achieve LEED Silver Certification. Both staff and residents appreciate the fact that the entire complex is built on the same

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Back in the 1970s, Mionczynski, a wildlife biologist, was assigned to follow and record the activities of a herd of bighorn sheep. This required him to be out in the field for weeks at a time. Horses and mules couldn't keep the man and his camp in contact with the sheep, who tended to range where equines couldn't go. And when Mionczynski tried to haul his camp around on foot, he had too much stuff. He had a pet goat, a wether named Tin Cup. He fashioned a packsaddle to fit the goat, panniers, and loaded most of his gear on the goat. He went back in after the sheep with just a light pack on his back and found he could now keep track of the sheep wherever they went, and the goat, carrying most of his camp, could keep up with him. Goat packing in the USA was born. The two authors view traveling in the wilderness with goats somewhat differently. Mionczynski is essentially a backpacker who uses goats like burros to trail along behind and carry the camp. Mionszynski uses goats to help him get where's he's going in the wilderness; their schedule of travel is subordinate to his. Corbett says, "Backpacking skills are helpful for goatwalking, but backpacking attitudes are not. The goatwalker wanders but rarely hikes. Goatwalkers are not trying to conquer intervening space in order to arrive at a destination." Thus Corbett envisions goatwalking as becoming one with a small herd of goats. I am more goat packer than goat walker but I can report from experience with goats in the Gila Forest that las chivas can find feed anywhere, go many days without water, and besides packing your gear, provide milk, milk products, meat and companionship along the way. Thus, traveling with goats, one can become independent of traditional food and water sources, even in the desert. Corbett and Mionczynski have shown us that the right combination of goat walking and goat packing can yield a new course in goat ranching, and wildlands living. Whether in use for milk, cabrito, or as a pack animal, the goat may well be the ranch animal of the future in southwest New Mexico.

The Inca Dove looks so much smaller than the other doves that it looks ‘cute’.



I have been honored for the past couple of years by the presence in my yard of a small, rather shy bird called the Inca Dove. While it is very common in Mexico and quite so in the Tucson area of Arizona, but falling in numbers in Tucson, but hasn’t become established in this area except off and on through the years such as in the ‘70’s and 80’s. They have been in the Deming area in quite large numbers at times in recent years . The Inca Doves in my yard come in numbers of one to five for the grain and will stay a few to several minutes before going off to sit together on some power lines while digesting their food. Other folks have them coming to their yards, and I have seen some elsewhere in town. They have become common enough to be thought of as resident at the present time. But what do they look like? Well, they are about 8 1/2” long with a rather long tail. For comparison, the Mourning Dove and White-winged Dove would measure about 12’’ and the Eurasian CollaredDove, 13”. The Inca Dove is scaly above and below, the female more so than the male. It also looks so much smaller than the other doves around here that it looks ‘cute’, as someone said upon seeing one for the first time. Two other small doves, Common Ground-Dove and Ruddy Ground-Dove, are rather rare in our area. All three of the small doves have rufous that shows when they flex their wings or fly. I did have a Ruddy Ground-Dove for a few days on my patio not many years ago. Both of the ground-doves have short tails as opposed to the long tail of the Inca. As for the voice, it is what my wife and I call a quick “no hope”; softly said but easily heard. Far down in Mexico the “no hope” seemed to be the most common voice we heard and it lets one know it is nearby. Of the other doves here, the Whitewinged gives what I think of as “who cooks for you”. I haven’t been able to put words to the collared dove nor the Mourning Dove. I need to work on it. Can anyone help me? Other birds in the same family are the Rock Pigeon, in large flocks in town, and the Band-tailed Pigeon of the forest edges and not here in the winter. I certainly hope you are able to see one or more of those ‘cute’ Inca Doves. They are worth it.


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learned something at the Cliff/Gila Fair this year. I photographed a little girl jumping off a big mare before it had even stopped, she landed flat on her face, bounced up, grabbed that goat and tied its legs. What I saw in her eyes was absolute determination to do the job to the best of her ability…no matter what. Ranch life was already in her blood. The following articles are about people who make their living directly or indirectly from ranching. These are people who care about the grass, the water and the wildlife – they have to because only through a natural balance, can second and third generations share that quality of life derived from the land. And yes, that life includes music, poetry and making those leather goods that hold up your pants.

above, top, from left: Tammie Baker, John Escobedo and Jake Lowery, Mike Moutoux, Jericho Band. bottom: Randy, Joyce, Shay, Brandon and Clair Biebelle; David Ogilvie.



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ven though the old country style gospel band, Jericho, starts each performance with a private prayer, none is needed due to each member’s extraordinary talent. Guy Ozment leads the band on his bass guitar and with his popular vocals. Guy has performed locally for a long time, even with Silver City icon Meredith Neal, who led the Boot Heel Boys in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. Boyd Frost not only treats us with vocals occasionally, but accompanies on guitar. Bub Graham joins in also on guitar, but sometimes includes the mandolin on select songs. below, from left: The delightful women blending vocals on center stage are; Susie Snedeker, Loraine Anglin, Ar- Bub Graham, Boyd lene Schadel and Deanna Frost. These singers exude heartfelt emotion with each song. Even Frost, Guy Ozment, Susie Snedeker, Loafter their all-day performance recently, Thanksgiving at the Knights of Columbus Hall, they still raine Anglin, Arlene were able to belt out the last song as strong as the first, despite the fact that Loraine and Arlene Schadel, Jeannie Humiston, Deanna had just gotten over colds. They are true ministers in the gospel and the Word of God so the pas- Frost, and Don Fell, Harry Bates (not sion behind the songs is very sincere. shown). Keeping the rhythm for the group is Don Fell on the drums. Although he is physically in the back, without him the music wouldn’t be complete. Don pleases the audience by singing a few songs himself. On the keyboard, we have the pleasure of hearing Jeannie Humiston. Her sound is subtle but when she plays a solo, the audience takes notice. Behind the scenes is the sound technician, Harry Bates. His job is invaluable because he makes sure every microphone and speaker is in working order, plus making sure each microphone is at the appropriate output level. Guy Ozment started a similar gospel group called The Gloryland Band with Doris White in 2000 and with different performers coming and going; it has evolved into the Jericho Band. They do not charge for their performances, but they do accept offerings for expenses; such as equipment repair. Keep your eyes and ears open for their next performance; you won’t be disappointed. You’ll hear old songs like ‘Unclouded Day’ and ‘hallelujah’ in a fresh new way. For more information, or to book the band, call Guy Ozment at 575-388-5452.



David & Tammy Ogilvie



he Ogilvie family has been in the ranching business for three generations starting in the 1800’s. David Ogilvie’s grandfather came to the U.S. from Scotland, homesteaded in Arizona and started ranching. Both son and grandson followed in his ranching footsteps. David started working cattle on horseback when he was 5 years old. “It’s a much different routine here,” said David referring to present-day ranching. In 1988, The Ogilvie Cattle Company was created as a commercial cow-calf business, which is the first stage of the beef production industry. “What we do here is very science based,” says Tammy, David’s wife. Tammy holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Education and David’s degree is in Animal Science; both degrees are fully utilized in their business. They met while in college in Flagstaff, Arizona and were married. David learned then that Tammy’s family had also been in the ranching business for several years and that her grandfather had also emigrated from Scotland.



here is more to ranching than just having a couple of cows in a field. The dynamics are endless, from which cattle are ranging in a particular field, rigorous monitoring of the land, regular health check-ups and careful breeding practices. All aspects must be finely tuned or there will be significant consequences. Unless extreme care is given to each facet of the business, the Ogilvies would be out of business. “We wanted to create something to pass on,” David says fondly. The Ogilvie’s breed of cattle, Angus, has been refined by careful, documented breeding so that geabove, from left: Ryan netically they know what the offspring of a certain bull bred to a specific cow will be. This and Kyle Ogilvie, and Billy Laney. David helps maintain consistency in the herd, reduces genetic problems, and prevents inOgilvie. Drew, Ryan and David Ogilvie. breeding. Their cattle buyers have precise specifications of what they want. Each calf is background photo: David and Kyle and an expensive investment, and so every measure is taken to ensure that have the best Jimmy Weeks at the care. New Mexico requires each calf to have the Ogilvie’s registered brand; then, they are shipping pens weighing the cattle. earmarked, castrated if a steer, and vaccinated. There has been controversy about cattle over-grazing public lands and harming the ecosystem. However, the Ogilvie’s have received several awards for their careful stewardship of the land and the animals that inhabit their ranch, both domestic and wild. In 2002, they received a National Range Management


Award stating, “In recognition of your outstanding efforts to achieve healthy public rangelands associated with the Gila National Forest.” In 2009, they were given the Outstanding Land Stewardship award from the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts. The Ogilvies also proudly display a silver trophy bowl on their mantle; the first top, from left: Cattle buyer and Tammy annual Quivira Coalition’s Clarence Burch Award for their Southwestern Willow Ogilvie. Drew and Jimmy Weeks Flycatcher Project. This bird was considered endangered when the Ogilvie’s took Ryan. pushing black angus over management of the U Bar Ranch located on the Gila River. Now, with their through the chute. David Ogilvie. stewardship of the land, the area is home to the largest population of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher on record. Searching for their ancestral history, David and Tammy visited Scotland recently, and learned that their grandfathers had lived only about 50 miles apart. Imagine how those two men would have felt had they known their families would be united in this far-away place.




Generations on the Biebelle Ranch

Joyce, Randy & Brandon Biebelle


n the Mimbres Valley there are ranches, families, friends, and years of colorful history laced together by dusty roads winding through the foothills. In one case, 4.3 miles from a bridge over the Mimbres River, the Biebelle Ranch ties together almost a century of ranching and the family who homesteaded so long ago. Sitting in the dining room of her comfortable adobe home surrounded by her down-toopposite: Randy, Joyce, earth family, Joyce Biebelle reminisces. Brandon, Clair and Shay at Joyce’s father-in-law, Walter R. Biebelle, homesteaded 160 acres in 1913. He came to the Biebelle homestead. above: W. R. Biebelle, Sr. this area, known for its healthy climate, from the farmlands of Illinois because he had damaged with team of oxen - family members in wagon. below, lungs. “He outlived all the doctors,” Joyce says. from opposite, left: Randy Biebelle was one of the first ranchers to get a grazing permit from the U.S. Forest Service in and Brandon with Clair at Joyce’s corrals. Clair. Cor1918-1919. About the same time, his college sweetheart, Mabel King, came out from Illinois. They rals at Joyce’ home. Yearlings in corrals. Biebelle were married and produced three children, Walter Jr., Marcel and Marguerite. ranch reaching to Black Mabel taught school in San Juan, riding her horse about three miles over hills and through the river Range mountains in background. Old oxen wagon. to get to the little school house. There were many hardships during the depression, Joyce says, “But they stuck it out.” They did everything they could to keep the ranch going, raising peacocks and shipping feathers to a hat maker back east, and raising Great Dane dogs to sell.


“I’ve always admired them for this,” Joyce says. The family was even able to buy up a little more land during the depression. A young woman named Joyce Wright who was raised in Red Rock came to Silver City years ago to attend college. She met Marcel Biebelle and they were married in 1951. Marcel died in an accident in 1980, but Joyce stayed on at the ranch. They had two children, Marlene and Randy. Randy married Nina Oliver, above: Brandon working catdaughter of Louis and Myrtle Oliver, another long-time ranching family in the area, and they returned tle. below, from left: Branding on the Biebelle ranch. to the Biebelle Ranch. They have one son, Brandon, born in 1982. Marlene still ranches with her son, Randy, Brandon, Clair, Joyce and Shay. Brandon & Clair Zach, in Noonday Canyon. She also has a daughter, Nikki and another son, Ben. And the Walter on the 4-wheeler. opposite, Biebelle family, Walter III, Margaret Dines and Mary Campbell, also still ranch in the area. from top: Shay, Joyce, Randy, Brandon and Clair at In 1998, Randy and Nina Biebelle purchased a ranch at Corona, NM, but return often to help at Joyce’s dining table. Walter, Jr., Marcel & Walter Biebelle the Biebelle Ranch. Their son, Brandon and his wife Shay and their toddler Clair live at the Biebelle with registered Hereford bull Ranch. Shay, who has an education degree, also teaches occasionally. at Deming Fair. Grandmother Randy says he used to do a little “ranch rodeoing,” recreating daily ranch activities on a “friendly and Granddaddy Biebelle. Brandon Biebelle riding All (usually) competitive basis.” Between that and attending professional rodeos, the family sparked Alone at 2009 Tucson PRCA. opposite, bottom: interest in Brandon, who has been competing since he was a little kid. Brandon, Nina and Randy. Brandon says he “moved up” from calf and team roping to bronc riding. In high school, he made Randy riding. Biebelle homestead fireplace. the national finals and was seventh in the nation. In college, where he earned an agricultural business degree, he went to the national finals twice. He joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and still rides broncs on the Turquoise Circuit (New Mexico and Arizona) occasionally. But ranching, fatherhood, and shoeing and breaking horses as a side business keep him pretty busy. Randy says he had Brandon on a horse when he was a week old. Brandon’s daughter Clair had her first solo ride this fall at the tender age of one and a half. Nina also used to compete in barrel racing, and earned the title

of Grant County rodeo queen in 1973. Rodeo is a family affair, and goes right along with ranching. “I like the competition and the adrenaline rush,” says Brandon. “And I made a lot of friends.” Randy says a lot of people ask why they ranch. It’s a lot of hours on horseback with pack mules. Sometimes they are gone two or three weeks in the mountains gathering cattle. And branding, he says, “is not like a lot of other places. We might find and brand one calf, or ten.” But the setup still takes a lot of time. “It’s a way of life,” Randy says. “And it’s a great way to bring up a family.”


John Escobedo & Jake Lowery Saddle Makers & Rodeo Cowboys


he sign in front of a metal building at 2100 N. Pinos Altos Road in Silver City reads: Escobedo Boot & Shoe Repair. But that only tells part of the story. Step inside and, in addition to the smell of leather, an array of equipment, shelves lined with boots and shoes, and a sign that reads “God so loved the world, he gave us horses,” you will see walls covered with rodeo photographs reflecting what shop owner John Escobedo says he’s been doing “on and off since the late 1970’s.” When he’s not in the saddle competing in steer roping, he is also a professional above: PAFRA 2007 World Finals team roping saddle maker. Several stands hold elaborate saddles displaying his handiwork. He champions, John Escobedo and Jake Lowbuilds custom bronc saddles for rodeo cowboys as well as saddles for pleasure rid- ery. opposite: John in ers. (What’s the difference? A bronc saddle has no saddle horn, but it has a much action, a pleasure saddle, and John sewing a more serious swell at the front than a pleasure saddle.) John says his bronc saddles, saddle strap. made to strict Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) specs to “keep things equal” in competition, are sold exclusively through a friend’s business, the Gallup Saddle Shop. There is more to the story at Escobedo Boot and Shoe Repair, however. Occasionally you might find John’s son Jake Lowery at the shop. He’s a quiet 28-year-old who has been competing at rodeos since the first grade. Jake joined the Army in January of 2004 and was sent to Iraq as a Specialist E4 and expert marksman in October of 2006.


While driving a Humvee away from an early morning mission in Fallujah, Jake was wounded by a roadside bomb. When the bomb detonated, it blew out the right front door, killing the soldier sitting next to Jake and sending shrapnel through Jake’s skull. He lost an eye and suffered a brain injury. Less than six months after coming back to the United States in February 2007, he was back in the saddle, though he has been advised by doctors not to compete in bronc and bull riding any longer, because of the metal plates in his head and the possibility of aggravating his head injury. Jake and John competed together in the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association (PAFRA) team roping event at Ft. Worth, Texas in November of 2007 and won the World Finals. They won headlines as well. “Rodeo is just in the family,” Jake shrugs modestly. Apparently that’s true. John’s 26-year-old step daughter Shelley is a barrel racer and also ropes in rodeo competition. Jake, who lives in Silver City with his wife Rachael and their two horses, agrees with John that they will continue to rodeo. John says, “I want to show up and have my horses work well.” Then he jokes, “I’m still going (to rodeos) because I have a 21-year-old brain and a 51-year-old body.”

Jokes and laughter come easily to John, who says he usually hosts a group of “dysfunctional coffee drinkers” at his shop most mornings. They drink what John describes as “boot shop blend – not for the faint of heart.” He also, of course, repairs shoes and boots, saying, “whatever it takes not to get a job again.” But when it comes to Jake and rodeo, John gets a little more serious. “Rodeo is a personal thing for everyone. But this (PAFRA) was Jake’s deal,” he says. “I’m just glad I was along for the ride.” SILVER CITYLIFE – 37



hen Mike Moutoux was a boy in school, creative writing was his favorite class. As he read his stories to his classmates, he learned that it was how he performed or delivered the story that made the biggest impression. As an adult, he visited grade schools and presented “Cowboy in the Classroom” to a number of classes. He felt this entertaining approach to writing would encourage children’s creativity in their writing, especially boys, who tend to think they’ll be seen as “un-manly” if they write well. When Mike isn’t traveling the country writing and performing Cowboy Poetry, he works as a ranch hand at the Billings Ranch south of Silver City. He feels that in order to be a true Cowboy Poet, you literally need to be ‘in the saddle’ and experience the reality of being a cowboy. His interaction with the horses he rides and working with the other cowboys, and just the day-to-day experiences while out riding the range and working cattle is all Cowboy Poetry waiting to be written. Mike describes Silver City as, “You can’t get more Southwest than this!” Cowboy Poetry is alive and well and Silver City is lucky to have Mike Moutoux and other visiting performers. “We have the opportunity to bring back the aspect of the West through our poetry,” Mike explains. You don’t have to be on the back of a horse or herd cattle to experience what it is like, just go to a Cowboy Poetry performance and you will feel like you have lived it yourself. Mike is known as the ‘Enchanting Cowboy’ and you can learn more about him on his website He was nominated as Cowboy Poet of the Year in 2006 with the Western Music Association, and his CD, Headin’ Home, was nominated as the Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year in 2007. His next local performance is March 12th as part of the Cowboy Concert Series at the Silco Theater in with Allan Chapman and Dean Foster. Mike emphasizes that it’s not reciting poetry: it is performing poetry. As he learned in school, it’s the delivery that makes the audience sit up and take notice.


Willie the Horse

Holly By Mike Moutoux

It was one of those clear November nights When the stars seemed to own the entire sky And the patterns they made with soft silver light Were more than a little pleasin’ to the eye I’dbeen ridin’ the ol’ mare, Holly, today Now her saddle was stored with the tack So when it was time to put her away I just climbed up on her warm and solid back Up the hill we rode, my legs hung free She knew the way, I never touched a rein And something passed between that horse and me As I rode Holly bareback up the lane Can’t say exactly what happened that night Just a feeling that words cannot explain For a time, everything felt good and right As I rode her past the stars and up the lane Too soon we reached her pasture gate I turned her loose and headed down the hill The stars had dimmed the hour was late And I—I have that night ride’s feeling still

November 29, 2003 Holly of Honey Locust Farm, Holmes County, Ohio




“It’s a profession dominated by men,” .... “It’s physically demanding work.”

ammie Baker likes to joke that clients “know me best by my rear end” as she crawls under horses. The truth is, she is best known in equestrian circles as a darned good farrier. After almost 27 years shoeing horses, this personable 49-year-old grandmother, who had back surgery last year, is thinking of slowing down – maybe. “It’s a profession dominated by men,” she says. “It’s physically demanding work.” Tammie used to endurance race, and still owns nine horses. Those were the years, she says, that she learned about being an effective farrier, watching horses go down the trail. “You have to be a horseman foremost,” she says, “dealing with the whole horse.”


After five years in the U.S. Navy, she has another philosophy about shoeing horses. “Keep it simple,” she says. “Trends come and go that aren’t good for the horse. “In my mind, there’s no grey area. Either the horse is shod and properly balanced, or not,” she continues, sitting by her fully stocked shoeing trailer outside the home she shares with her husband, Brian. Her grandson Wyatt plays nearby under the watchful eye of his mom, Tammie’s daughter Alaina Dunivan. In past times, the local blacksmith did it all, but shoeing horses became a specialty. Tammie explains that there are many factors to consider, such as confirmation and bone structure. The years have produced a variety of experiences for Tammie, including many good ones, she says, “working with a horse for the owner, solving problems.” Then there have been a few “wrecks,” as she calls them. Once in the Mimbres Valley, she was working on a horse when it reared, taking her in the air. She landed face down in her shoeing box before the horse came down on her. “I had an ambulance trip to the hospital,” she says, with cuts, bruises and a broken nose. She tries to request a handler with a horse while she’s shoeing. “Some of my worst wrecks have been with horses I’ve known for years,” she explains. “Horses are like humans; they all have different personalities.” She shoes for more women than men. “Early in my career, a lot of guys wouldn’t use me,” she says. ”It was a man’s job. But I’ve worked hard for my reputation. You have to have a certain creative edge. “I wish I could find an apprentice, a kid who is good with a horse, to pass on the knowledge,” she continues. “To stay in the business, you’ve really got to love what you’re doing.” Tammie is a firm believer in making friends with the horse. “I keep cookies in my rig.” She pauses, adding with a grin, “I’ve been known to cuss a little, but always in a friendly way.”

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi "Chase" (AM/Can CH C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD HT PT RN VC TT). He is working both sheep and ducks and will be in Started at trials the end of March and then at our National Specialty in Houston in mid-April. Chase is owned by Penni Adrian of Elyan Cardigans in Los Lunas, NM.

Ranch DOGS BY JUDY WUTHRICH Ranchers have been using dogs for many years to help with livestock. Humans took the dog’s natural instinct for stalking and hunting prey animals and transformed those skills into nipping heels, or just by their presence, driving the herd in the direction the dogs’ owners want them to go. There are many breeds of herding dogs. The job of a ‘heeler’ is obvious, but many herding dogs are also used for guarding the flock. If the dog breed has the word ‘sheep’ or ‘shepherd’ in the name, you can bet that breed has been used for herding. The Cardigan Corgi is one such breed that was originally used to drive cattle from Wales to the London markets. They are known to be one of the oldest herding breeds. The word ‘Corgi’ in Welsh; means ‘dwarf dog’ because of their short legs.


Banjo Mack Banjo was four weeks old when one of Billy Mack’s friends, Esther, found him. Banjo was the only survivor of this litter of kittens born on her front lawn. Esther knew Billy’s heart was still broken from losing his other cat companion and thought Banjo might be just what he needed. Banjo required bottle-feeding almost every hour, day and night, for almost a month. Billy’s friends came by periodically to help out: now, people come by Billy’s downtown shop, the New Mexico Art Glass Center, just to see how Banjo is getting along. Banjo is getting along better than expected: his fearless and exuberant play often endangers Billy’s stock!

Itsy Moutoux Mike Moutoux and his fellow workers kept hearing a soft, mewling noise, at a construction site and they searched all day trying to find it. Finally, under a stack of metal, they found the source. Itsy was a tiny, hungry, five-week-old kitten. Knowing his wife, Emily, would not be able to resist, he called her and said, “Get some formula and a bottle ready, I’m bringing home a kitten.” Mike says he and Emily have a great partnership, “I brought the kitten home. Emily stayed up all night with her,” Mike said with a grin. Mother and kitten are doing fine.

Riall Moser Grant Moser and Riall have been celebrating their birthdays together for 10 years. Grant never had a pet and thought he would just go have a look at the local animal shelter. “She was really shy and did this 10 foot belly scoot over to me and rolled over on her back,” Grant said. That convinced him to take her home. The veterinarian said that she must have been born around the same time of year that Grant was born. Grant held her and while petting her, asked her what her name was. ‘Riall’ is the name that came to him.

Abu Dobby Leen Mary Leen’s out of town guests gave her a departing gift of a sad, smelly little matted dog they found. He was so matted he couldn’t see out of his eyes. Mary couldn’t bear to see him like this and took him to her veterinarian to check him over and to shave him. After he was shaved, Mary thought he looked like a famous house-elf, so she named him Dobby. When Dobby first walked up to the house, her guest said, “He seems like a healer.” Mary didn’t know why she needed a healer, but shortly after Dobby arrived, her oldest, beloved Lab, Judy, died.

Riley Leidich

Missy Nuñez

To celebrate her 65th birthday Cheryl Leidich wanted a dog. She went to our local animal shelter thinking that she would prefer a grown dog, but none spoke to her. She decided to check out the Puppy Room. As she entered, all the puppies became excited and jumping up and down except one, sitting quietly at the back. That was Cheryl’s birthday dog. Riley was just 10 weeks old. She was calm from the beginning, and is still mellow and wonderful. Both have been obedience trained and love their walks together on Boston Hill.

Margaret Nuňez wanted a small housedog. A coworker at the Alma Grill knew a dog that the owners no longer wanted. Margaret went to meet the Chihuahua mix and, “I fell in love with her." She had to rescue her and take her home. Missy required rescuing a second time, too. While visiting friends in Las Cruces, Missy escaped out of a the fenced yard and became lost. When Margaret and her friends checked with the animal shelter, someone had already turned her in. The shelter employees said they could tell the dog was loved by of how excited Missy was to see Margaret. SILVER CITYLIFE – 43

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Magazine Pages We all have magazines that accumulate, and one way to recycle them is by making beads out of the pages. The only other supplies needed are: Glue stick and industrial strength glue; toothpick; wire — about the same thickness as the toothpick; thin elastic cord — about the same thickness as the toothpick; assorted beads (optional); clear decoupage solution; straight ruler; small paint brush; rotary blade cutter and cutting mat. First, cut the pages into long triangles using your ruler, rotary blade cutter and cutting mat. Keep in mind that the width of the triangle’s base will be the length of the bead. I like mine about 1⁄2 to 5⁄8 inch wide. The length of a standard magazine page will result in a 1⁄4 inch thick bead. Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll the paper very tightly around the toothpick until you get about 2 inches from the end. Be careful not to let go at this point or it will unravel. Glue that end securely with stick glue. Carefully remove the bead off the toothpick using your fingernail to slide it off. After you have finished rolling all the triangles into beads, string them onto the wire. Anchor one end to something handy (be creative) and bend other end to keep beads from sliding off. Using your small paint brush, coat the beads with decoupage solution and let them hang to dry. Once the beads are dry, cut about a foot of the elastic cord and secure one end. Start stringing cord with the paper beads. You may continue stringing your paper beads and if you wish, alternate with the assorted beads to make your very own unique recycled bead bracelet. Tie the cord ends together forming a circle and secure with a couple of knots. Put a dot of industrial strength glue on the knots. Let dry. Cut ends and hide the knot by slipping it into one of the paper beads. One standard magazine page cut into 5⁄8 inch wide triangles for beads will make about 20 beads.


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BELLEZA SALON & TANNING 1309 N. Pope St., Silver City 575.388.2900 Full Service Hair Salon Massage • Tanning

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JIM FOY AND ASSOCIATES 210 W. Broadway, Silver City 575-538-9835 • Fax: 575-538-9840

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BUILDING MATERIALS MATERIAL GOOD 108 N. Texas St., Silver City 575-534-4511 Green Paint • Flooring • Plaster Please See Our Ad On Page S3

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LORDSBURG HIDALGO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 206 Main St., Lordsburg 575-542-9864 Please See Our Ad On Page 39 & SC4

COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS WNM COMMUNICATIONS Your Hometown Communications Company 575-534-0670 • Please See Our Ad On Page 24

COMPUTER SERVICE & REPAIR CYBER PROS Computer & Electronics Repair 1816 N. Silver St., Silver City 575-388-2778 • PC • Mac • TV VCR • DVD • Game Consoles

CONTRACTORS - BUILDING COOK’S GENERAL CONTRACTING 1874 Hwy 180 E., Silver City 575-534-7850 Ronald O. Cook, Owner Licensed & Bonded Please See Our Ad On Page 24

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MAVERICK FLAT DESIGN Walt Anderson PO Box 297, Redrock, NM 88055 575-542-9752

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CARSON INSURANCE AGENCY 601 E. 19th St., Silver City 575-538-3787

CUP OF GRACE Christian Books & Gifts 1308 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-538-2115 Free Gift Wrapping

MR. ED’S STOVES & MORE 1775 Hwy 180 E., Silver City 575-388-2249 • 866-659-2249 Wood, Pellet & Gas Stoves Fireplace Inserts • Pellet Fuel

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FUNERAL HOMES BRIGHT & LORDSBURG FUNERAL HOME 210 W. College Ave., Silver City 575-388-1911 • 575-542-9444 Grant, Hidalgo & Catron County Please See Our Ad On Page S15


HOME PRODUCTS INTERIOR DESIGN CHRISTINE’S INTERIOR DESIGN 575-313-2845 • Fax: 575-534-9301 Please See Our Ad On Page 2


J & S PLUMBING & HEATING 2815 Pinos Altos Rd., Silver City 575-538-2973 • Bonded & Licensed Furnace & AC Evap. Cooling Service Free Estimates - Tri City Area

TILE SYZYGY TILEWORKS 106 N. Bullard St., Historic Silver City 575-388-5472• Handmade aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsman tradition

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FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES Clay McCauley, Agent 315 E. 16th St., Silver City 575-388-2322 • Please See Our Ad On Page S31

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STATE FARM INSURANCE GABRIEL RAMOS, AGENT 502 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-388-1969 • 877-650-8800

MAILING SERVICES EAGLE MAIL SERVICES 2311 Ranch Club Rd., Silver City 575-388-1967 • Fax: 575-388-1623 Please See Our Ad On Page 41



HAMPTON INN Deming - 575-546-2022 3751 E. Cedar St., Deming, NM Lordsburg - 575-542-8900 412 Wabash, Lordsburg, NM

J & S PLUMBING & HEATING 2815 Pinos Altos Rd., Silver City 575-538-2973 • Bonded & Licensed Commercial • Residential • Utility Free Estimates - Tri City Area

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-SILVER CITY 1103 Superior St., Silver City 575-538-2525 • 800-HOLIDAY US Hwy 180 East behind Wendy’s


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WHITEWATER MOTEL & ROCK SHOP P.O. Box 158, Glenwood 575-539-2581 Please See Our Ad On Page S39


GRIFFIN’S PROPANE, INC./ FUEL CENTERS PLUS, INC. 2334 Ranch Club Rd., Silver City 575-388-4433 • 800-924-4437 Please See Our Ad On Page 6

PUBLISHERS ZIA PUBLISHING CORP. P.O. Box 1248, Silver City 575-388-4444 Magazines • Brochures • Yearbooks Visitor Guides • Marketing Consulting

HMS MED SQUARE MEDICAL, DENTAL & MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC 114 W. 11th St., Silver City 575-388-1511 • 866-633-7773

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SILVER REXALL DRUG, INC. 1308 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-388-1579 • Fax: 575-538-0525 Personalized Service Custom Prescription Compounding

PRUDENTIAL SILVER CITY PROPERTIES 120 E. 11th St., Silver City 575-538-0404 • 866-538-0404

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MELINDA’S MEDICAL SUPPLY 910 E. 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-4013 • 866-534-4013 Full Line Med. Supply • Free Delivery 24 Hr. Emergency Service Please See Our Ad On Page 20



CASSIE HEALTH CENTER FOR WOMEN 1618 E. Pine St., Silver City 575-388-1561 • 888-388-1562

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RE/MAX SILVER ADVANTAGE 314 E 14th St., Silver City 575-538-3847 • 800-716-3847 Please See Our Ad On Page 41

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SOUTHWEST BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE 1268 East 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-1919 • 877-338-7887 Please See Our Ad On Page 20

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RESTAURANTS ALMA GRILL Hwy 180, Alma 575-539-2233 Mexican & American Food 6am-3pm (Closed Thursday) Please See Our Ad On Page S38

THE RED BARN FAMILY STEAKHOUSE & WATERING HOLE 708 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-538-5666 Take-Out & Banquet Facilities Please See Our Ad On Page S26

VICKI’S EATERY Hearty Breakfast 7-10:30am M-Sat. Healthy Lunch 11am-3pm M-Sat. Sun. Breakfast 8am-2pm • Live Music 575-388-5430 • 315 Texas St.


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MASTERCRAFT METALS, INC. 12 Dickson Rd., Silver City 575-388-8800 • 800-607-7468 24 ga. Standing Seam Roofing

SATELLITE EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, SALES & SERVICE SATELLITE KINGS 1610 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-388-3274 • 888-388-3274 Your Local DIRECTV Dealer • Dish Network Dealer • Satellite Internet Please See Our Ad On Page C3

TRANSIT SYSTEMS CORRE CAMINOS TRANSIT 524 Silver Heights Blvd. #1, Silver City 575-388-3180 • 866-934-3866 Corre Cantinas 575-388-1813 Please See Our Ad On Page 17

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HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic 2743-B Hwy 35N, Mimbres, NM 88049. 575-536-3990 HMS Copper Medical 3185 N. Leslie Rd. Silver City, NM 88061 575-388-3393 HMS Med Square Medical, Dental & Mental Health Clinic 114 W. 11th St. Silver City, NM 88061 575-388-1511 866-633-7773

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Silver City Life Winter 2011  

Silver City Life is a fabulous publication featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, busin...

Silver City Life Winter 2011  

Silver City Life is a fabulous publication featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, busin...